Maggie Walker birthday celebrations set for Saturday
7/13/2018, 7:37 p.m.
The National Park Service and the City of Richmond are hosting celebrations Saturday, July 14, honoring the 154th birthday of Richmond icon and businesswoman Maggie L. Walker.
The park service celebration will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, 600 N. 2nd St., which includes the Jackson Ward house where Mrs. Walker lived until her death in 1934.
Highlights at the site will include tours of Mrs. Walker’s home and a Common Good Fair featuring a variety of children’s activities and community engagement groups. A recognition ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. honoring the Maggie L. Walker Summer Youth Leadership Institute Class of 2018. Music and refreshments will follow.
The City of Richmond’s celebration will be noon to 4 p.m. at the site of the Maggie Walker statue at Broad and Adams streets Downtown.
An array of speakers will offer remarks at 1 p.m., including Mrs. Walker’s great-great-granddaughter, Faith Elizabeth Walker Mickens, Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney and representatives of the Maggie L. Walker Alumni Association.
Entertainment at the site will include music by Glenroy Bailey, a youth boxing exhibition, inflatables for children and refreshments.
Both celebrations are free and open to the public.
Details: Maggie Walker National Historic Site, (804) 771-2017.